Traveling with eggs in an incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tiramisu, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    So this is our little story with traveling from iowa to pennsylvania (over 800 miles) with an incubator with 8 eggs in it [​IMG] We were on day 11 when we started out the trip. We stuck the incubator between two seats (barely fit). Its a hova bator 1588. When we tried to plug it in the thermistat would not work so we had to use a car heater with a fan to keep the eggs warm. It was time consuming but we were able to keep the temp and humidity pretty stable by checking it every 5-20 mins. We will post pics of the set-up in a bit. We just wrapped blankets around the incubator to keep it warm and also help from vibrations, bumps. The eggs were put into a egg carton that was duck taped to the wire so it didnt' go anywhere. None of the eggs fell out or moved. When we got to pa we had to buy a new lg still air till the new thermistat comes so we can put them back in the hova bator. We are crossing our fingers but we will see how well they hatch. All the eggs have movement [​IMG] they are due to hatch on the 20 th.
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    That is dedication.

    Good luck with the hatch!
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    So were you moving, or just going home for Christmas?
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Maybe some for x-mas. But I had also gotten a rooster that I wasn't really expecting to get, the person that gave the eggs kind of threw him in with the hens we got. I had to keep them at my moms till we figured something out and it was getting to cold to ship them and the "chicks" we got. Chickens are illegal where I live, so we planned on only being there a week at most after getting the birds. So driving was the best, I also had a lot of stuff to move anyway. With the eggs it was either just try the best we could in the car or throw them out.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  5. Ron Cook

    Ron Cook Just Hatched

    Oct 12, 2017
    How did the hatch end up after the trip? Did the eggs survive the trip?

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